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Douglas S. Taylor, M.D., Ph.D. View profile as PDF

Douglas S. Taylor

Clinical Interests

Douglas S. Taylor has clinical interests in pediatric hematology and oncology, pediatric stem cell transplantation, and fungal infection in immunocompromised hosts. He directs the Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation Program at UC Davis. His research interests include single-cell laser tweezers Raman spectroscopy and its medical applications, both for laboratory research and clinical needs.


Associate Professor


Pediatric Hematology/Oncology




Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


Glassrock Building
Pediatric Specialty Clinics
2521 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 800-282-3284

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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

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M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1988
B.S., Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, 1980
B.S., Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, England, 1980


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1988-89


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1989-91


Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, 1992-94

Board Certifications:

American Board of Pediatrics, 1991
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, 1996

Professional Memberships:

American Medical Society
Connecticut State Medical Society

Select Honors and Awards:

Outstanding Teacher Award, Academic Faculty, Department of Pediatrics, UC Davis Medical Center, 2000

Senior Resident Teacher of the Year, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1991

Stuart Mudd Award in Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1988

Sheard Sanford Award, American Association of Clinical Pathologist, 1987

Baldwin Lucke Memorial Prize, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1986

Phi Beta Kappa, 1980

Select Recent Publications:

Fore S, Chan J, Taylor DS and Huser T. Raman spectroscopy of individual monocytes reveals that single-beam optical trapping of mononuclear cells occurs by their nucleus. J. Opt, 14(4).

Liu R, Taylor DS, Matthews DL, Chan JW. Parallel analysis of individual biological cells using multifocal laser tweezers Raman spectroscopy. Appl Spectrosc. 2010 Nov;64(11):1308-10.

Moritz TJ, Polage CR, Taylor DS, Krol DM, Lane SM, Chan JW. Evaluation of Escherichia coli cell response to antibiotic treatment by use of Raman spectroscopy with laser tweezers. J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Nov;48(11):4287-90. Epub 2010 Sep 22.

Moritz TJ, Taylor DS, Krol DM, Fritch J, Chan JW. Detection of doxorubicin-induced apoptosis of leukemic T-lymphocytes by laser tweezers Raman spectroscopy. Biomed Opt Express. 2010 Oct 10;1(4):1138-1147.

Moritz TJ, Taylor DS, Polage CR, Krol DM, Lane SM, Chan JW. Effect of cefazolin treatment on the nonresonant Raman signatures of the metabolic state of individual Escherichia coli cells. Anal Chem. 2010 Apr 1;82(7):2703-10

Sisler IY, Koehler E, Koyama T, Domm JA, Ryan R, Levine JE, Pulsipher MA, Haut PR, Schultz KR, Taylor DS, Frangoul HA. Impact of conditioning regimen in allogeneic hematopoetic stem cell transplantation for children with acute myelogenous leukemia beyond first complete remission: a pediatric blood and marrow transplant consortium (PBMTC) study. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2009 Dec;15(12):1620-7. Epub 2009 Oct 1.

Chan JW, Taylor DS, Thompson DL. The effect of cell fixation on the discrimination of normal and leukemia cells with laser tweezers Raman spectroscopy. Biopolymers. 2009 Feb;91(2):132-9. PubMed PMID: 18825777.

Chan JW, Taylor DS, Lane SM, Zwerdling T, Tuscano J, Huser T. Nondestructive identification of individual leukemia cells by laser trapping Raman spectroscopy. Anal Chem. 2008 Mar 15;80(6):2180-7. Epub 2008 Feb 9.

Stein-Wexler R, Wootton-Gorges SL, Shakibai S, Graf J, Miller SM, Taylor D, Zwerdling T. Trichobezoar: an unusual cause for pancreatitis in a patient with sickle cell anemia. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2006 Jun;4(6):471-3.

Penny A, Taylor DS. Pediatric Oncology Emergencies. Emedicine Journal {serial online}, 2(9).

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